Lychee Boba | Lychee Bubble Tea

April 2, 2022


Made with a few ingredients, this Lychee Boba comes together quickly and easily. This lychee bubble tea is sweet, fragrant, and creamy and will become your new favourite!

If you haven’t tried lychee bubble tea before, then you’re in for a treat! Lychee has a sweet, aromatic taste to it which translates really well into a lychee boba. Paired with brown sugar syrup and some chewy tapioca balls, you’re going to want to drink two!

A glass of lychee bubble tea with a straw.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • tapioca pearls — I use these specific ones for extra sweetness for this hojicha boba. You can use any topioca pearls you like.
  • muscovado sugar — or dark brown sugar. Muscovado sugar is a little less refined than regular brown sugar so it has more pronounced caramel and toffee notes to it.
A bag of lychee powder.
  • lychee powder — this recipe uses lychee powder that has creamer mixed in so you do not have to purchase and add that separately.
  • milk — feel free to use 50/50 milk and water or 100% milk. I like how creamy it tastes with 100% milk but H prefers it with 50% water.
  • green tea — I used genmaicha tea but jasmine tea is great as well.

You’ll also need a blender for this recipe. Some packages instruct that you shake the powder with hot water together but I find that sometimes the powder doesn’t dissolve fully. I prefer a blender to make sure the lychee powder fully mixes into the lychee boba.

How to Make Lychee Bubble Tea

Brown sugar syrup with tapioca.

Brown Sugar Boba Pearl Syrup

  • Prepare your tapioca pearls according to the package.
  • In a pot, combine the muscovado sugar with 40 ml of water and bring it to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer and add in the prepared tapioca pearls. Simmer until the brown sugar syrup has thickened. Simmering the cooked tapioca pearls in the syrup just adds more flavour to them.
  • Remove from heat once it has thickened.





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